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Fri 13th Aug 10 - 11:50

Organisers of the Liverpool Boat Show have announced the appointment of two further new members to the event team.

John Goode will lead the development and implementation of features being planned for the inaugural event next year. John is well-known throughout the marine industry for his years of experience both on and off the water and has had a successful role in crowd-pulling attractions at other major boat shows. A familiar face in just about every sailing club in the UK, John will be an enormous asset for attracting core boating enthusiasts.

Proprietor of the renowned Southern Sailing School, John commented: "It is a privilege to be part of what promises to be one of the most exciting UK boat shows ever, especially in a City so steeped in maritime history – and one that I last shipped out of ‘Australia bound’ as a young second mate over forty years ago. Times have changed, of course, but Liverpool is still the friendly, exuberant port it always was and justifiably retains its reputation as ‘the best run ashore’ by sailors past and present".

John's maritime careers expands from his time as a chief officer in the Merchant Navy, to the Southern Sailing School, campaigning editor and writer for several national boating magazines, as well as an RYA examiner and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

Also joining the team is John Arthur, who is set to join the expanding sales department at Marine Industry Events.

John has worked in the marine industry for 40 years, 37 of which were spent in marine publishing at titles including Practical Boat owner, Sailing Today and Yachts and Yachting.

He is a keen sailor formerly representing Great Britain in yacht racing, and has extensive experience as a boat show exhibitor having done 33 London and 30 Southampton boat shows.

Rob Mackenzie, Managing Director of Marine Industry Events, said: "Getting both Johns on board is a real coup for the show. Their attitude to and connections in the boating industry will be an enormous advantage in attracting core boating enthusiasts and further exhibitors to the event."

Organisations wishing to support or participate in any of the features should contact John Goode on john@southern.co.uk or call 07711 082 861.

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